Jury hung in attempted murder charges for War Machine; convicted on multiple other charges
LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) —
Verdicts have been reached in multiple charges in the War Machine trial, however, the jury is hung on the two attempted murder charges.
The jury made no decision about the charges of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon and attempted murder.
War Machine was found guilty of multiple charges of sexual assault and battery constituting domestic violence.
He was found not guilty of three charges including burglary with use of a deadly weapon, sexually motivated coercion, and battery with intent to commit sexual assault.
The jury returned Monday morning to continue deliberations just after 9:30 a.m.
Friday was their first full day of deliberation, and they spent a full eight hours deliberating.
The former MMA fighter is accused of brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend Christine Mackinday, known as Christy Mack.
He faced conviction on 34 felony charges, including attempted murder.
There were eight women and seven men on the jury who sat through eight days of witnesses.
Despite emotional testimony on many of those days, the jury showed little emotion.
On Friday, the jury returned to the courtroom to ask the judge a question about four of the counts War Machine faces. Those four relate to coercion and dissuading a witness.
About 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, the jury raised another question.
The jury advised they reached agreement on 32 of the 34 counts, but are not in agreement on the remaining. They were told to keep at it.
Shortly after 1 p.m., the jury announced that it had reached a verdict, though still had no decision on two of the 34 charges.
War Machine will be sentenced June 5. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison.